Deborah Stipek is the Judy Koch Professor of Education and the Peter E. Haas Faculty Director of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University. She also served as dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education and a faculty director of PACE. Her scholarship concerns early childhood and elementary education, especially focused on math and motivation. In addition to her research, Dr. Stipek has an interest in strategies to develop young children’s basic academic skills while supporting their social-emotional development and motivation. She served for five years on the Board on Children, Youth and Families at the National Research Council; chaired the National Research Council Committee for Increasing High School Students' Engagement and Motivation to Learn, and directed the MacArthur Foundation Network on Teaching and Learning. She currently chairs the Heising-Simons Development and Research on Early Math Education Network. Her books include Motivation to learn: Integrating theory and practice and Motivated Minds: Raising Children to Love Learning. She holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Yale University.